Top 8 Golf Courses with Hotels
No matter where your home course may be, setting out on the road to try something new is an exciting part of the life of a golfer. Planning a vacation with the family is always an enjoyable event. When it includes your favorite pastime, it’s even better! While there are many great courses across the US from which to choose, we’ve narrowed down the list to just a few. Scattered coast to coast, these courses will challenge your game while giving you scenic views and beautifully rolling fairways to help you take a breather from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Your Golf Getaway
If you haven’t finished your travel calendar for 2019 yet, it isn’t too late! Taking a trip and experiencing world-class golf is as easy as deciding where in the United States you’d like to go. With so many options, however, we thought we would help you narrow down your selection. From well-known courses to ones that are up-and-coming in the golf scene, there’s a course here to suit your taste or ability. Where will your next golf vacation take you?
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
You’ll be instantly wooed by the timeless craftsman charm of the Lodge at Torrey Pines from the moment you walk in the front door. This five-diamond hotel offers the finest amenities, and the world-renowned course has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The course’s 36 holes were originally designed by William F. Bell. The South Course was redesigned by Reese Jones in preparation for the 2008 US Open. One of the most iconic courses in championship golf, guests can enjoy the gorgeous La Jolla vistas while enjoying priority tee times during a stay.
Pebble Beach Resorts / Inn at Spanish Bay
Picture a warm, cozy lodge with comfortable furnishings overlooking the majestic pines of Monterey, California and you’ll have an inkling of what you can expect from Pebble Beach Resorts Inn at Spanish Bay. Their award-winning spa lets your loved ones pamper themselves while you enjoy the gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, the Monterey Pines, and the white sand beaches of Spanish Bay, the smell of the ocean air, the cool California breeze, and the spectacular scenery. The experience at the Inn at Spanish Bay is a feast for all the senses.
Named for the Scottish Highlands it resembles, the Highland Course at Primland has been ranked one of the top Golf Resorts in Virginia. Situated in the serene Blue Ridge Mountains in Meadows of Dan, VA, guests have the option of staying in standards rooms, suites, cottages, or houses. The Lodge at Primland offers a variety of amenities including a movie theatre, DVD library, observatory, and a fitness center where you can keep up your fitness routine before enjoying a relaxing round of golf. With nearly 12,000 acres of outdoor space, this is a true getaway.
The Inn at Entrada
Far from ocean vistas, the Inn at Entrada is a small gated community offering luxury living and striking views of a desert paradise. The red vermillion cliffs are found in St. George near the southern border of Utah. You and your family can sightsee in nearby Zion National Park, taking in a Broadway classic in the Tuacahn Outdoor Theatre, or relax by the pool. The 18-hole championship course at Entrada is private and available only to members, their guests, and the guests of the inn. Its black lava flows and meandering streams will delight your senses and add to the beauty of the game.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Brandon Dunes captures the spirit of Scottish golf, the way it was meant to be. The beauty of the vast, untamed shore of the Oregon Coast provides a scenic backdrop as the gentle green hills roll toward the sea. At Brandon Dunes, you have access to five distinct courses, allowing you to have a new experience each time you play. When you’re looking for another kind of recreation, you’ll find trails suitable for walking or hiking, as well as quiet fishing spots to relax and take in nature.
Fairmont Grand del Mar
The Tom Fazio-designed course at Fairmont Grand del Mar is a private course open only to resort guests and members and boasts a 5,000 square-foot driving range, a practice green, as well as a short game practice area. This luxury resort situated just north of central San Diego features spacious guest rooms, deep soaking tubs, and a rich Tuscan-themed décor that will make you feel that you have entered another world. Year-round sunlight and the stunning southern California scenery allow you unplug from the stresses of daily life.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Just off the coast of historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island oozes southern charm while wrapping you in luxury. The Sanctuary Hotel is a gorgeous seaside mansion which boasts exquisite architecture and upscale amenities. The Island boasts 90 holes of golf in its five courses. With the renovation of the Gary Player-designed Cougar Point, all five courses now have updated grasses and varied levels of play to keep you occupied each day of the week. With Charleston just a short 21-mile drive away, its historic streets and unique boutiques will occupy your non-golfing family members while you enjoy your favorite game.
As Phoenix’s premier golf course, Quintero Golf Resort offers you a getaway like no other. Situated among the Hieroglyphic Mountains of Arizona’s Sonora Desert, Quintero Golf has been consistently ranked by both Golf World and Golf Week as a top golf course in the US. Designed by Reese Jones, Quintero’s course has even been referred to as “the Purest Golf Experience” in the Scottsdale area. When you’re not hitting the links, you can relax by pool, enjoy the secluded barbecue area with your family, take a dip in the jacuzzi, or enjoy a meal prepared for you by a private chef. Our luxurious accommodations offer you a place where you can get away from it all and enjoy arguably the finest golf course in the Southwest